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Fla. Senate Passes Tougher Sexual Predator Bills

The Florida Senate wasted no time passing a package of bills that are designed to strengthen sexual predator laws. The laws passed on the first day of the legislature’s annual session.

CBS Miami–03/04/2014

FDLE website launches campus search. (Source: http://offender.fdle.state.fl.us/offender/homepage.do)

Florida Sex Offender Registry Unveils New Campus Search

There are more than 60,000 sex offenders and predators on the state’s Sex Offender Registry—and more than 600 have active registration involving college or high learning institutions.

10/09/2013

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Fla. Legislature Could Crack Down On Sexually Violent Predators

The Florida Legislature is poised to strengthen the Jimmy Ryce Act, named for a Miami-Dade County boy who was raped and murdered in 1995, after the high-profile killing of a Jacksonville girl this summer and a newspaper series showing the state isn’t doing enough to prevent sexually violent predators from striking again.

CBS Miami–09/24/2013

Miami Sex Offender Camp (Source: Walter Michot / Miami Herald Staff)

Park Created To Keep Sex Offenders Away

In order to keep more sex offenders from congregating overnight on the sidewalk in one Shorecrest neighborhood, Miami Commissioner Marc Sarnoff thinks he’s found the solution.

CBS4–04/15/2012

Miami Sex Offender Camp (Source: Walter Michot / Miami Herald Staff)

Miami Commission Sues State Over Sex Offenders

The Miami City Commission is taking up its battle against homeless sex offenders again. Thursday, the commission voted to sue the state of Florida to stop sending sex offenders to live at the corner of NE 10th and 79th Street in Miami.

CBS4–03/22/2012

Miami Sex Offender Camp (Source: Walter Michot / Miami Herald Staff)

Miami Considers Suit Over Makeshift Sex Offender Encampment

Two years after a homeless encampment under the Julia Causeway was cleared of sex offenders and fenced off to keep them from returning, a new gathering place has popped up in the Shorecrest neighborhood in northeast Miami.

CBS4–03/12/2012

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Judge: Religious Group Evicted Families To House Sex Offenders

A judge ruled that a religious group in Palm Beach County violated federal law after it evicted families from a complex in order to house former inmates.

CBS4–11/05/2011